Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Alamance 
County Historical Museum, Inc. was the birthplace of Edwin
Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry.

Museum activities are sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Humanities Council.


Alamance County Historical Museum, Inc.

A Museum of Victorian American Life Located at a National Register Historic Site

Enjoy the gracious American country home built by Michael Holt III in 1790, enlarged in 1800, and again in 1875 by his grandson L. Banks Holt.  This comfortable setting, with many original furnishings, provides a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year.

Guided tours of the house museum are available at no cost.  Please allow 45 minutes for the tour.

Advance reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.  

We welcome you to use this beautiful Victorian setting for wedding receptions, luncheons and other private functions.

Anyone wanting to take photos on the grounds please contact the museum for fees and reservations.

The museum is often used for private parties. If you wish to visit, please call to insure the museum is not closed for a private event.




Monday Closed

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Federal Holidays



Bethel Schoolhouse Park Monument Dedication - Saturday, February 18, 2023

Dedication of new monument and honoring those who have helped preserve the park and ites rich history through the years.

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Ongoing fund raising event - Bloomin' Bucks - Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Brent and Becky's Bulbs will donate 25% of your order to the museum.  This is a great way to support us and beautify your landscape at the same time.  Just go online to and choose our organization from the drop down menu.  You will then be taken to the Brent and Becky's website where you can select from their selection of bulbs, plants, perennials, supplements, books, tools, home accessories, and more!


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Our Staff

Museum Director:
William Murray Vincent, Ph.D.
Weekend Supervisor:
Laurie Smith, MA
Mimi Cowan